This article describes how to open Public folders in Outlook 2011 and Outlook 2016 for Mac.

Outlook 2011

  1. In Outlook 2011 for Mac, in the ribbon, select Tools tab, then click on Public Folders.

    Outlook 2011 > Tools
  2. In Folder Browser window, navigate through the public folders tree until you locate the folder you need to access. Highlight the public folder, then click on Subscribe.

    Outlook 2011 > Folder Browser

    Once you have selected all the folders you need, close the window.

    Note:
    you will need to individually subscribe to each public folder you need to access.
  3. Open Mail in your Outlook 2011 for Mac. Under the Subscribed Public Folders you will see the list of public folder you subscribed to.

    Subscribed Public Folders

Outlook 2016

  1. In Outlook 2016 for Mac, in the ribbon, select Tools tab, then click on Public Folders.

    Outlook 2016
  2. In Folder Browser window, navigate through the public folders tree until you locate the folder you need to access. Highlight the public folder, then click on Subscribe.

    Outlook 2016 PF

    Note: You will need to individually subscribe to each public folder you need to access.
  3. Open Mail in your Outlook 2016 for Mac. Under the Subscribed Public Folders you will see the list of public folder you subscribed to.

    Subscribed PF